Nikola Tesla and Colorado Springs

Richard Marold and Jessica Hunter-Larsen talked about Nikola Tesla and his work in Colorado Springs, his scientific breakthroughs, and his rivalry with… read more

Richard Marold and Jessica Hunter-Larsen talked about Nikola Tesla and his work in Colorado Springs, his scientific breakthroughs, and his rivalry with Thomas Edison.

Nikola Tesla came to Colorado Springs in May 1899 because the high elevation was suitable for his high-voltage, high frequency experiments. Upon his arrival, he told reporters that he was conducting wireless telegraphy experiments, transmitting signals from Pikes Peak to Paris. His lab was later torn down and sold off piece by piece to satisfy a debt.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from September 11-17 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

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Location:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Nov 01, 2014 | 4:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2015 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 01, 2014 | 4:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 02, 2014 | 2:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 03, 2014 | 6:29am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 08, 2014 | 11:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 09, 2014 | 7:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2015 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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